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From PapayaPods to IMAGO - an entrepreneurial turnaround

 

After a promising start in 2016, PapayaPods faced difficulties and had to close down in March 2018. In the meantime, the founding team led by Alex Just has bounced back, launching a new venture and announcing a successful proptech project with Swiss Insurance Helvetia.

 

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Insurtech startup vlot joins two Plug and Play batches

 

Being part of not one but two of the prestigious Plug and Play batches in Munich and the Silicon Valley, Zurich-based startup vlot is making the most of leveraging the international startup ecosystem. After establishing a partnership and a pilot project with two Swiss-based insurance carriers, vlot is also attracting the interest of German and American...

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The first ski jacket eliminating sweat at the touch of a button

 

The premium Swiss sports apparel brand KJUS unveiled the word’s first garment to feature an electronic, user-controlled membrane. The technology actively pumps out sweat from inside the jacket. Developed and patented by the young Swiss technology company, Osmotex, Hydro Bot is the first significant innovation since membranes were introduced 40 years ago.

 

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Pascale Bruderer steigt bei IT-Startup ein

 

Die Ständerätin und frühere Nationalratspräsidentin Pascale Bruderer wird per 1. Januar 2019 Teilhaberin und Verwaltungsrätin beim Thalwiler Startup Crossiety. Das Unternehmen entwickelt digitale, soziale Netzwerke für Gemeinden. Zu den Gründern gehört Steffen Meister, der langjährige CEO der Partners Group.

 

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Four Swiss startups to enter the second stage of a Chinese startup competition

 

IPIEC Global is an innovation and entrepreneurship contest connecting start-ups from all over the world to Chinese capital, enterprises, and industrial clusters. Recently, IPIEC GLOBAL 2018 Swiss Chapter officially kicked off. Four Swiss companies have been selected for the Semi-final contest. They will travel to China in December.

 

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Two startups embark on a new journey with Wyss Zurich

 

 

Wyss Zurich supports startups in the fields of regenerative medicine and robotics to accelerating the transformation of their discoveries into practical application. Seervision and Sevensense from the robotics world have recently joined Wyss.  

 

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11 Swiss deep tech companies considering an IPO

 

16 Investment Bankers and advisors and 11 deep tech companies pitched at the third IPO Day in Zurich. The event attracted more than 100 participants.

 

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Die Crypto-Bikes kommen

 

Die Blockchain gilt gemeinhin noch als etwas ungreifbares, das noch nicht im Alltag der breiten Bevölkerung angekommen ist. Nun hat die Stadt Zug gemeinsam mit dem Zürcher Startup AirBie ein Crypto-Bike-Sharing Projekt lanciert.

 

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Ava expands to Asia

 

Ava, maker of clinically proven fertility tracking bracelet, has opened an office in Hong Kong. Ava co-founder Philipp Tholen, had moved to Hong Kong and is responsible for the expansion. In addition, the company has unveiled an improved and updated version of its fertility tracker, along with a host of new premium services available to US users, including...

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«Wir sind heute in der ganzen Schweiz präsent».

 

 

 

Der UBS Private Investor Circle gehört zu den stillen Riesen in der Schweizer Startup-Finanzierung. Verena Kaiser, Head of Direct Investments bei der UBS sagt, was den Circle ausmacht.

 

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